Linguistics

Phonetics 101 #2

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Welcome back to part 2 on this topic. In this second part I’ll discuss the following subjects:

  • Consonants
  • Vowels
  • Acoustic phonetics
  • Pitch, tone, intonation and connected speech

Again I have most of my information from my tutors and the book: The phonetics of English and Dutch by Beverly Collins and Inger M. Mees. Any other sources will be mentioned in the text and if I find a useful website I’ll give the link.

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Linguistics

Phonetics 101 #1

Dear all,

Now the time has come to talk about one of the courses I possibly  dislike the most. Phonetics is a part of my linguistic course but I can assure you that, even after 14 weeks, I still find it rather difficult to understand.
So to make it a little easier for myself and for anyone else who is interested in phonetics but thinks: What is this?! Do I feed it?
I’ll try to keep things as clear and basic as possible here in phonetics 101.
I will divide this subject into two parts as well to keep things clear.
The subjects are:

Part 1

  • Branches of phonetics
  • Basic concepts
  • Phonemes and allophones
  • The production of speech
  • Phonation

Part 2

  • Consonants
  • Vowels
  • Acoustic phonetics
  • Pitch, tone, intonation and connected speech

For this post I rely mostly on the information provided by my tutors and the book: Phonetics of English and Dutch by Beverly Collins and Inger M. Mees. If I use any other sources I’ll mention that in the text.

p.s. it is good to know that I use RP to do transcriptions if necessary.

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